@ 8,000 rpm
Of all the Porsche road car models, none to date is quite so
exclusive as the Carrera GT.
The Porsche Carrera GT started out as a race car, but the project
slowly evolved until it became a road car designed to compete
with other apex-supercars such as the Lamborghini Murcielago and Ferrari Enzo.
Built from a combination of carbon fiber, aluminum and magnesium,
the Carrera GT is powered by a mid-mounted 5.7-liter, 605 horsepower
V-10 engine which was originally destined for an F1 car.
The mighty powerplant of the Porshce Carrera GT allows for a
0 to 60 mph time of under four seconds and a top speed of 205
mph. Braking is done with the help of ceramic rotors. Ceramic
is able to cope with higher temperatures than steel and therefore
work better under extreme use.
A planned manufacturing run of 1,000 Porsche Carrera GT's was
later increased to 1,270 by the time production ceased in 2006.
Most cars ended up in the United States.
Similar and related vehicles:
- Porsche 911 GT1
- Porsche 959
- Pagani Zonda F Roadster